DÁMÌ SULE – ROUGH CANVAS

“The whole idea of ‘Rough Canvas’ is about portraying everything perfect yet imperfect,” says Dámì Sule. “It is about finding your flaws and making it a canvas for everything beautiful to be made. As an artist I want to be able to create a piece of work that shows man and woman alike that you…

DAMI SULE – PRAYER

Nigerian-born poet/rapper/singer Dámì Sule plans to build on the foundation laid by his debut EP ‘Crayons’ with a new project entitled ‘Rough Canvas’, the first taste of which is new track ‘Prayer’. “The song is about a cry for more faith,” says Sule. “Often I feel like we forget that evil exist and innocent people…

KOJEY RADICAL – KWAME NKRUMAH

East London poet and MC Kojey Radical teams up with Lupus Cain once again for the epic, fearless, ‘Kwame Nkrumah’.  “I wrote this record for my Dad,” Radical tells Noisey.  “Kwame Nkrumah is the first president of Ghana and the man that lead Ghana to independence. My dad would speak so highly of him. Echoing…

GOLDLINK X KOJEY RADICAL – PINK, BLUE, ORANGE [VIDEO]

GoldLink kicks off 2016 with a visual project related to his excellent debut album ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk’.  The theme of past relationships was central to the album, turning the LP into a concept piece, and these ‘Pink’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Orange’ vignettes, created in collaboration with directors Rubberband and UK poet Kojey Radical,…

BENJAMIN A.D. – MANDATORY MANTRA

South London’s Benjamin A.D. releases new single ‘Mandatory Mantra’ with an accompanying short visual for ‘Mandatory Mantra’.  The track is part of a monthly series of drops from the self-professed rap-philosopher, who describes it thus: “I intended this track to highlight different lives people live across the city and how bad scenarios trigger bad thoughts, hence…

6 MUSIC FESTIVAL: KATE TEMPEST

Essentially a spoken-word artist backed by a full band, it can’t be easy for Kate Tempest to make her stories heard in a live context.  Regardless, she pulled it off with aplomb, lighting up Sage Gateshead’s Hall One last night with her honest brand of spoken-word and general likability.  Kate-ye TempWest [as she will henceforth be…

GEORGE THE POET – CAT D [VIDEO]

BBC Sound of 2015 nominee George The Poet releases the visual accompaniment to recent single ‘Cat D’.  The track itself pivots on George’s comparison between Category D vehicles [those that have been written off and subsequently repaired] and people who maintain a polished demeanour but are less than perfect on the inside.  The video simply,…